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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLowell/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,081n/a (estimate)1,8581,6012,580
Murder4n/a3.62.05.0
Rape24n/a21.434.942.6
Robbery105n/a93.860.086.2
Assault230n/a205.4241.2246.8
Violent crime363n/a (estimate)324338381
Burglary354n/a316.1200.8376.0
Theft1,147n/a1,024.2966.81,594.6
Vehicle theft217n/a193.895.7228.9
Property crime1,718n/a (estimate)1,5341,2632,200

Key findings

  • Lowell crime rates are 28% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lowell are 15% lower than the national average
  • In Lowell you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lowell is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lowell has decreased by 18%

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The Lowell crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lowell as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lowell crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Lowell (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lowell for every 100,000 residents. The Lowell total amount of daily crime is 1.16 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.39 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lowell, is 1.04 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 1.17 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lowell has a daily crime average that is 1.21 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.43 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Lowell (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Massachusetts and all other cities across the US, is Lowell safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lowell is safer than 25% of other cities in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, Lowell is safer than 40% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Massachusetts and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Lowell. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lowell is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lowell

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lowell is 1 in 309
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lowell is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lowell is 1 in 54
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Lowell, Massachusetts you have a 1 in 309 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lowell.

      Year Over Year Crime In Lowell (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Lowell is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Lowell has increased by 12% and the rate of property crime in Lowell has decreased by 22%. The total crime rate in Lowell has decreased by 18% year to year.

      Lowell police department

      ItemLowellMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29511,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.23.3
      There are a total of 295 Lowell police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.2% greater than the Massachusetts average and 16.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
      Massachusetts4,55172266
      There are a total of 4,551 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 72 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lexington, MA32,93623332355
      Groton, MA1,16396314410
      Pepperell, MA2,417106335441
      Andover, MA9,19419476496
      Winchester, MA22,49126486512
      Melrose, MA27,78753511564
      Reading, MA25,49019548567
      Lowell, MA109,8713241,5341,858

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Brandon, FL109,7844582,7123,170
      Gresham, OR110,0424223,4203,842
      Manchester, NH110,2315932,5833,176
      Waterbury, CT109,2114443,9234,367
      Billings, MT109,0895424,7795,321
      Lowell, MA109,8713241,5341,858
      Source: The Lowell, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.